January at the Trylon
Kiarostami is among the most accomplished filmmakers to emerge from the Iranian New Wave of the 1990s. His signature style—including long takes and self-reflexive plot twists—explores the poetic rhythms of the everyday, moving between fact and fiction, life and death.
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Past Films in this Series
(1990, 35mm, 98m, Persian w/English subtitles) w/Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah. Close-Up plays brilliantly with documentary and narrative forms. It depicts the actual trial of Sabzian—a con artist charged with impersonating a well-known director—who tries to convince a family that he wants to make a film starring them. Read more at Perisphere. SUN 7:45 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00See More
(1997, DCP, 95m, Persian w/ English subtitles) w/Homayan Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Safar Ali Moradi. Determined to commit suicide, Mr. Badii (Ershadi) drives around the outskirts of Tehran looking for someone to bury his body. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, this film showcases Kiarostami’s minimalist style and keen sense of irony. SUN 7:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00See More